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May
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Government Section

  • Greene County women’s group donates CPR machine to Fire Department

    Women Making a Difference in Greene County is helping Miami Township Fire-Rescue buy a LUCAS chest compression system.

  • Support for housing’s next steps

    At Village Council’s May 7 meeting, Council gave verbal approval to the  Housing Advisory Group to move ahead with efforts to address local housing needs.

  • County, state primary races — Gould, Lopez win party nominations

    Villagers voted on May 8, Primary Election Day. According to election officials, voting ebbed and flowed throughout the day at Antioch University Midwest, with an overall turnout of 1,664 voters. For precincts in Yellow Springs and Miami Township, the total turnout was about 53 percent, compared to 22 percent county-wide. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Greene County residents will have a new representative joining the county Board of Commissioners in the fall, regardless of who wins the fall general election race, as incumbent Alan G. Anderson was bested in the Republican primary Tuesday, May 8, by challenger Dick Gould.

  • How will you vote on the school levy?

    Last week the News spoke to about two dozen villagers representing a cross-section of the community about how they plan to vote on the upcoming school facilities levy.

  • Candidates address opioid crisis and growth

    The opioid epidemic has hit Greene County hard, and the elected county commissioners aren’t doing enough to support those affected by addiction, according to two candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination for county commissioner in the May 8 primary.

  • Villagers reject school facilities levy

    On May 8 Yellow Springs residents resoundingly voted down a ballot issue that aimed to raise $18.5 million for a new Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School facility.

  • Ohio redistricting reform on ballot

    n the battleground state of Ohio, if about half of all votes are cast for Democrat candidates and half for Republicans, then why are three-quarters of its congressional representatives Republican? Gerrymandering, say experts.

  • JSTF seeks more engagement — Few show at police outreach

    While villagers have voiced their preference for a police department that engages with the community, the community itself has only rarely participated when asked to meet individual officers.

  • Council eyes strategies for utility bill relief

    At their April 16 meeting, Village Council members heard a report on ways Village government could offer relief to local residents struggling to pay utility bills.

  • A new plan to protect local water

    Local drinking water comes from a wellfield south of town located near the water treatment plant. The area that collects water within a five-year time-of-travel to the wellfield is known as the source water protection area. The 2001 Wellhead Protection Plan identifying this area was recently updated by the Environmental Commission, with new strategies for protecting the aquifer that is the source for local drinking water. (Source: Yellow springs Wellhead Protection Plan)

    What should the Village of Yellow Springs do to protect its water supply? Stay vigilant about pollution threats, test local water more often and educate citizens to prevent groundwater pollution, according to the Environmental Commission’s recent update of a 2001 plan.

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